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RE: Blue Bell 2009/03/30 01:48:06 (permalink)
Baah Ben

JOPA Pistachio?  Are you freaking kidding me! 
 
What's with Penn State ice cream?  They have a dairy farm on campus?

Penn State was originally established as an agricultural school and still has one of the most recognized programs in the world. They still have working dairy's and farms there. The Creamery gets its milk from the dairy farms.
History

In 1865, the Creamery was established in the "College Barns" located behind present-day Old Main. The College Barns housed the Creamery, a blacksmith shop, and a hayloft.
Built in 1889 with part of a $7,000 state appropriation, the first stand alone Creamery was a one-story building containing a cold-storage room, cream-ripening room, workroom, and office space. It was a result of Henry Armsby's efforts to upgrade the college's instruction and research in dairying, and was the focal point for numerous bulletins that had immediate value to dairy farmers. Dairy short courses offered there beginning in 1889 were so popular that the University herds could not keep up with the demand for milk, and local farmers would line up in the mornings to make deliveries. The now-famous Ice Cream Short Course offered each year began with ice cream-making instruction in these courses.
 

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RE: Blue Bell 2009/03/30 01:52:26 (permalink)
Thanks Food.....
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RE: Blue Bell 2009/03/30 01:54:56 (permalink)
Baah Ben

Thanks Food.....

 
MORE TRIVIA:
By the 1980s the Creamery had gone through about 3 million pounds of milk a year from two herds--the University's and one other local dairy. In 2004 it produced the following for the University dining halls alone: 160,000 gallons of lowfat 2 percent milk, 60,000 gallons of lowfat chocolate milk, 80,000 gallons of skim milk, and 10,000 gallons of whole milk. Still more milk in varying amounts was sold in the Creamery salesroom. The Creamery also produced 25,000 pounds of sour cream, 28,000 pounds of ricotta cheese, 150,000 pounds of cream cheese, 62,000 pounds of cheddar cheese, 60,000 pounds of yogurt, and 225,000 gallons of its famous ice cream and sherbet. These dairy products are sold in the salesroom and used in the dining halls.


 
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RE: Blue Bell 2009/04/23 02:02:08 (permalink)
Blue Bell is average at best. Both their chocolate and vanilla are flavorless.

 
DB1105...
 
With all due respect....you, my friend, must be...out...of...your...mind! 
 
My favorite ice cream flavor is plain vanilla. Nothing can compare to vanilla for me.
 
And Blue Bells vanilla ice cream is as rich, flavorful, and spectacular as any vanilla ice cream I have ever tasted. It is absolutly awesome.
 
(And I dont live in Texas and have never visited there)
 
When I saw this new brand..."Blue Bell" in the store here a year or so ago for the 1st time, I saw that it was right next to the Country Charm, Old Fashioned, and Blue Bunny brands. Those brands are all very good, and I figured it would be about the same as those.
 
Boy was I in for a surprise. Blue Bell vanilla rocked my world in a BIG way. Just BURSTING with rich vanilla flavor. Its every bit as good as Breyers, Haegen Daz and Edy's vanilla.
 
THANK YOU for coming to Kentucky, Blue Bell!
 
DP 
post edited by Dobroplayer - 2009/04/23 02:14:17
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